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View Poll Results: Nadal's nickname should be
Weasel 6 4.76%
El Nino 30 23.81%
Mowgli 49 38.89%
Piggy 33 26.19%
Sitting Bull 8 6.35%
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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 08-19-2005, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Nadal Nickname Thread. Let's settle this!

Right, time to settle this once and for all.

Hewitt = The potato. Roddick = Duck. Safin = OAF.

But we refuse to agree on a nickname for Nadal, so let's see if we can now.

Piggy? - cos apparently his high cheekbones and slightly upturned nose give hima piggish appearance.

Mowgli? - cos he kinda looks like Mowgli from the jungle book.

Weasel -used by some, but taken by Coria.

El Nino - complimentary, to do with his speed and power likening him to a 'storm'.

Sitting Bull -native american appearance.
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Most players nicknames have nothing to do with their play, like you said

Hewitt - Potato
Roddick - Duck
Roger - Rabbit
Safin -Oaf

We need a poll for this, but my vote still goes to Piggy. I love it

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I support RonE's choice.

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moose. except it's not a choice '_'

so i guess sitting bull

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I'm feeling "El Niño".

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Re: Nadal Nickname Thread. Let's settle this!

You're not giving us much of a choice, The Pro.

The Weasel is already taken as a nickname, like you said so what's it doing in this poll?
Sitting Bull? Wouldn't Raging or Spanish Bull be more suitable?

Either El Nino or Mowgli.
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Right, time to settle this once and for all.

Hewitt = The potato. Roddick = Duck. Safin = OAF.

But we refuse to agree on a nickname for Nadal, so let's see if we can now.

Piggy? - cos apparently his high cheekbones and slightly upturned nose give hima piggish appearance.
And the way he tramples and scampers around the court is reminiscent of a pig running and rooting in the mud, plus his high pitched squeals and grunts.

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Mowgli? - cos he kinda looks like Mowgli from the jungle book.
Too cute and too childish. Next.

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Weasel -used by some, but taken by Coria.
Coria has first dibs on that plus I do not see any resemblance to a weasel neither in appearance nor in character.

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El Nino - complimentary, to do with his speed and power likening him to a 'storm'.
Meh. See quoted post below by Hingie.


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Sitting Bull -native american appearance.
Again, lukewarm neither here not there.

In conclusion I would like to insert a quote here from the other thread which nails the issue right on the head as to why I think "Piggy" is the perfect choice:

Why Rafa is called "Piggy"
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You're right, he does look like a pig. I've been thinking that since the French, and now finally someone else sees it. I like the nickname. A nickname shouldn't be too flattering. Mowgli is way too cute and flattering of a nickname for a tennis player. Like the "Duck" and "Potato," Piggy can be both cute and unflattering, so it pleases both haters and fans. It's really the best nickname for Rafael. I don't know why his fans are complaining about it. Does Federer have a nickname yet? He needs to get one that sticks. Something that can be both endearing and mean spirited, because that is what this board is.
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Nadal´s resemblance of a pig can only be justified from either an eye´ patology or from a sick disliking at him. Choose what u want
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On the ATP site, they call him "The Raging Bull".

http://www.atptennis.com/nadal/

I prefer that over Mowgli actually.
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